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Francis Lai

Postby Didier » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:48 am

French composer Francis Lai just died, aged 86. He composed many film musics, including "Bilitis" which was recorded by the Shadows for their "Reflection" album (1990).

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Re: Francis Lai

Postby JimN » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:20 pm

R.I.P. Francis Lai...

...a wonderful composer with a distinctively "French" style of composition, often characterised by harmonic development around the cycle of fifths (or, going back the other way, around the cycle of fourths). His film theme A Man And A Woman is a good example.

Note to Hank (if he ever sees this site): A Man And A Woman would be a great gypsy jazz guitar number.

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